Friday night’s episode of Jeopardy! featured the Final Jeopardy! category “Flowers” which seems harmless enough, right?
The clue was “The flower pictured here is called this, also a disparaging term for people on the political left,” which lead host Alex Trebek to predict, “I have a feeling that you may have found a way to insult liberals in this country.”
WATCH Jeopardy! Contestant Insult Liberals With Hilariously Wrong Answer:
File this under "Unexpected Responses."
Posted by Jeopardy! on Friday, 23 October 2015
Becky Sullivan, a producer for NPR, had no hope of catching her opponent and bid her entire $6,000 stack. After revealing her response, "What is a pansy," Trebek said, "Yep, you found a way to insult liberals in this country."
While Becky's answer cost her the rest of her money, she still walked away with $2,000 and her response made her a conservative hero on Twitter:
Tremendous final #Jeopardy answer: "Pansy". Well done Becky!
— Jackson Mueller (@jackson_mueller) October 23, 2015
Jeopardy: "What is a pansy?" This woman found a way to insult liberals and Alex was just like props lol
— Morgan (@morgannicc) October 23, 2015
Becky on jeopardy with the edgy final response taking shots at the liberals I love it. — red head (@i_stay_golden) October 23, 2015
However, Becky was quick to defended her answer:
OK here's the deal with pansy: I actually didn't know bleeding heart was a flower. I just put the only flower I knew that was also an insult — Becky Sullivan (@becsully) October 24, 2015
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